As Japan’s typhoon reminents blow with a strong front onto the Bay Area and across California tonight and all day tomorrow, we will see a strong early storm; a storm we haven’t seen this early in the season in 46 years. I take this time, this quiet before the storm, to honor Mother Nature, and her power. I vow to do my part to protect and nourish her back to health. I vow to listen to her teachings and to learn from her. As the seasons grow stronger in temperature, I feel myself growing stronger in force to merge with her, grow with her, and help her rise.